Embryonic implantation: cytokines, adhesion molecules, and immune cells in establishing an implantation environment.

@article{Mourik2009EmbryonicIC,
  title={Embryonic implantation: cytokines, adhesion molecules, and immune cells in establishing an implantation environment.},
  author={Maaike S. M. van Mourik and Nickolas S Macklon and Cobi J Heijnen},
  journal={Journal of leukocyte biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={4-19}
}
Successful implantation is an absolute requirement for the reproduction of species, including humans. The process by which a foreign blastocyst is accepted by the maternal endometrium is complex and requires interplay of many systems. Implantation occurs during the putative implantation window, in which the maternal endometrium is ready to accept the blastocyst, which on the other hand, also plays a specific role. It produces cytokines and chemokines and expresses adhesion molecules and certain… CONTINUE READING

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